Massachusetts – Jake Goodreau

 8th Annual POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY 

MASSACHUSETTS REPRESENTATIVE

POWER SHOWCASE RESULTSMETAL BAT

1 HRs

Longest Distance: 423′

 MA JAKE GOODREAU
MA JAKE GOODREAU

JAKE GOODREAU

C / 1B

6’2 / 225

DOB: 1/18/1998 

Playing In:

UNDERCLASSMEN

WORLD CLASSIC – USA

 

Jake is an extremely hard working and intelligent baseball player. Jake is very mature and has many great leadership qualities. Jake has a positive attitude and learns from any mistakes that he makes. He is very coachable and is always looking to improve his game. As a freshman Jake hit just under .400 and led the team with 28 rbi’s in 23 games. Jake has above average skills behind the plate and has great catching mechanics which are complemented by a very strong arm. At the plate Jake hits for both power and average and uses all fields when the opportunity presents itself. Jake is constantly working to improve his skill set and plays year round. Jake is an extremely talented baseball player with a huge upside. Jake is a very strong young man who is just starting to grow into his body and utilize his strength. Jake is an Honor Roll student who is active in several other clubs outside of baseball. It has been a pleasure to have Jake on my team and I look forward to working with him for three more years. Jake’s work ethic and dedication will propel him to be an asset to any university.  

Tim Karetka-Coach Southwick Tolland Regional High School

I have known and worked with Jacob Goodreau since he was a 9 year old. Over the last 6 years he has improved vastly and has become the best high school hitter and catcher in the Western Mass. Area. He has good size, 6 ft. 2in. and weighs 220. He has decent power and uses the middle of the field extremely well for a young, strong left handed hitter. Defensively Jake has worked very hard on his pop times which directly correlates with his in- game throwing. He is very intelligent and calls a real good game. Jake has always been a natural team leader and is enjoyable to play with and coach.The other reason that Jake has become such a good player at a rather young age is that he possesses the 3 qualities that are characteristic of all great achievers. He is curious. Jake is a great student of the game and his craft. He is relentless. Nothing is going to get in the way of Jake accomplishing his goals. Lastly Jake has nerve or guts. He hangs in there tough no matter what the circumstances are.In conclusion, you wouldn’t find a better young player to build a team around than Jake.  –  Chris Corkum
MA JAKE GOODREAU Showcase State: Massachusetts

Primary Position: C

Secondary Position: 1B
Bat: LeftThrow: Right

Arm Velocity (MPH): 75

Batting Average (Summer): .372

Home Runs Hit (Spring): 2

Run (60): 7.9

Catcher Pop Time: 1.94

 MA JAKE GOODREAU CLASS OF 2016
Southwick Tolland Regional High School

Southwick MA

Grade: 10

GPA: 3.7

 
 MA JAKE GOODREAU H.S. Coach: Tim Kretka413-627-3444

tkaretka@agawamteachers.org

 

S.L. Coach: Dan Kennedy

860-805-1132

teamct44@aol.com

 

 

CONTACT INFOTracy & Casey Goodreau

62 Miller Road

Southwick MA 01077

Tracy: 41-374-6878

center7713@yahoo.com

Casey: 413-374-3430

caseystwins@aol.com

Jake: jakegoodreau25@aol.com

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2nd Team All-Scholastic Western Mass
  • Top Prospect Team in the NorthEast Underclass Showcase  2013
  • Top Prospect List in the North East Underclass Showcase 2013
  • 2012 Golden Bat Award for Team Conneticut Baseball Americans
  • 2013 2nd Team All-Scholastic Western Mass

TEAM AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2013 Sandy Hook Memorial Champions
  • 2013 Connecticut AAU State Champions

 

MA JAKE GOODREAU Jake has partnered with Garrett Dejordy for Home Runs that Help 
 Through my experience in the Home Runs that Help, I have met one of the nicest and most caring kids out there. His name is Garrett Dejordy, he is a 17 year old living with Down syndrome in Westfield, Massachusetts.  Garrett was born 4 weeks premature and has had 10+ surgeries/procedures including open heart surgery at 1 year old. Garrett’s biggest dream right now is to be able to get his license and drive like his peers.  Although he may have to wait until he is in his twenty’s rather than his years as a teen, this is frustrating to him.  But Garrett has certain people and certain activities in his life that distract him from any problems he is dealing with. He loves basketball and kickball, he plays on Saturday mornings at Westfield State College.  He does these activities through a program called Ultimate Sports Program (USP).  Garrett wishes he could play High School basketball with his peers; I have played with him on a Saturday morning through the USP and he is a very fast and competitive player and knows the sport well.   He has this great opportunity through USP to play at the garden during a Celtics game this year.Garrett has some amazing people in his life. His mother is probably the most important thing in the world to him. She is always trying to push him beyond his limits and to reach new heights. Also Garrett has two older siblings, a 20 year old brother and a 20 year old sister.  I do not know much about them but I do know about the love Garrett has for them, they are his best friends.  He also loves his dogs.All in all, Garrett is no stranger to challenges and is one of the toughest and nicest kids I have ever met and I’m very glad that I got the opportunity to meet him he has opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and building a friendship with him has been a unique experience.